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Definition of Translation

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act of rendering something into another language; version published in a language other than the original language (i.e. book, film, etc.)
Translation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Transfer of meaning by association; association of ideas.
  
(n.)
The act of translating, removing, or transferring; removal; also, the state of being translated or removed; as, the translation of Enoch; the translation of a bishop.
  
(n.)
The act of rendering into another language; interpretation; as, the translation of idioms is difficult.
  
(n.)
That which is obtained by translating something a version; as, a translation of the Scriptures.
  
(n.)
Motion in which all the points of the moving body have at any instant the same velocity and direction of motion; -- opposed to rotation.
  
(n.)
A transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a metaphor; a tralation.
  
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translation
\trans*la"tion\ (?), n. [f. translation, l. translatio a transferring, translation, version. see translate, and cf. tralation.]
1. the act of translating, removing, or transferring; removal; also, the state of being translated or removed; as, the translation of enoch; the translation of a bishop.
2. the act of rendering into another language; interpretation; as, the translation of idioms is difficult.
3. that which is obtained by translating something a version; as, a translation of the scriptures.
4. (rhet.) a transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a metaphor; a tralation. [obs.] jonson.
5. (metaph.) transfer of meaning by association; association of ideas. tucker.
6. (kinematics) motion in which all the points of the moving body have at any instant the same velocity and direction of motion; -- opposed to rotation.
translation
n
1. a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language [syn: interlingual rendition, rendering, version]


2. a uniform movement without rotation
3. the act of transforming; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface" [syn: transformation]


4. (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger rna directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
5. rewording something in less technical terminology
6. the act of uniform movement [syn: displacement]




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 port address translation 
 loan translation 
 translation look-aside buffer 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
aistriúchán
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cyfieithiad = n. translation
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
(synonym) interlingual rendition, rendering, version
(hypernym) written record, written account
(hyponym) mistranslation
(derivation) translate
2. a uniform movement without rotation
(hypernym) change of location, travel
(hyponym) shift, displacement
(derivation) translate
3. the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"
(synonym) transformation
(hypernym) change of integrity
(hyponym) permutation
(derivation) translate, transform
4. (mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same
(hypernym) transformation
(classification) mathematics, math, maths
5. (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
(hypernym) organic process, biological process
(derivation) translate
(classification) genetics, genetic science
6. rewording something in less technical terminology
(hypernym) paraphrase, paraphrasis
7. the act of uniform movement
(synonym) displacement
(hypernym) motion, movement, move
(derivation) translate
Translation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Translation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Common Terms in Evolutionary Biology and Genetics
The process of converting the RNA sequence into the linear sequence of amino acids in a protein product. Translation start site contains a codon (AUG) for methionine but not all proteins start with a methionine as most of the time it is cleaved off post-translationally.
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
A code whose domain and range consists of expressions of different languages (rather than of the unordered characters of an alphabet ) and whose aim is to bring information equivalent expressions into correspondence. Translation usually focuses only on some, but not all, variables of information, e.g., poetic equivalences, semantic equivalences, pragmatic equivalences. (Krippendorff )
Technical English by wpv
Motion of an object where the path of every point is a straight line.
Translation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. Whereas interpreting undoubtedly antedates writing, translation began only after the appearance of written literature; there exist partial translations of the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 BCE) into Southwest Asian languages of the second millennium BCE.

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In proof theory, a discipline within mathematical logic, double-negation translation, sometimes called negative translation, is a general approach for embedding classical logic into intuitionistic logic, typically by translating formulas to formulas which are classically equivalent but intuitionistically inequivalent. Particular instances of double-negation translation include Glivenko's translation for propositional logic, and the Gödel–Gentzen translation and Kuroda's translation for first-order logic.

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Translation Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
The copy made in one language of what has been written, or spoken in another.

In pleading, when a libel or an agreement, written in a foreign language, must be averred, it is necessary that a translation of it should also be given.

In evidence, when a witness is unable to speak the English language so as to convey his ideas, a translation of his testimony must be made. In that case, an interpreter should be sworn to translate to him, on oath, the questions propounded to him, and to translate to the court and jury his answers.

It has been determined that a copyright may exist in a translation, as a literary work.

In the ecclesiastical law, translation denotes the removal from one place to another; as, the bishop was translated from the diocese of A, to that of B. In the civil law, translation signifies the transfer of property.

Swinburne applies the term translation to the bestowing of a legacy which had been given to one, on another; this is a species of ademption, but it differs from it in this, that there may be an ademption without a translation, but there can be no translation without an ademption.

By translation is also meant the transfer of property, but in this sense it is seldom used.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Translation Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
mesukh
Translation Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Terms and Definitions
The process of turning instructions from mRNA, base by base, into chains of amino acids that then fold into proteins. This process takes place in the cytoplasm, on structures called ribosomes.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
To go from RNA to protein, translation is needed. Translation is the process by which the genetic code carried by messenger RNA (mRNA) directs the production of proteins from amino acids.
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
As related to HIV: The process by which HIV messenger RNA<!-- (see) --> is processed in a cell's nucleus<!-- (see) --> and transported to the cytoplasm<!-- (see) -->, the cellular material outside the nucleus. In the cytoplasm, the cell's protein-making machinery translates the messenger RNA into viral protein and enzymes<!-- (see) -->.
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